Oct 23, 2012 2:30pm PDT
>> welcome to the "journal" live from berlin. >> coming up in this half-hour, barack obama goes on the offensive in his last live debate with challenger mitt romney. >> the german government pledges financial support for mali's embattled government but says it will send no combat troops. >> the plight of syria's refugees worsens, and the eu calls on countries to work harder to resolve the crisis. >> the u.s. election campaign is gathering momentum in its final two weeks. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger mitt romney have had their final tv debate. >> they sparred over foreign policy where the president is perceived to have a clear evanish, but with the economy on the minds of most -- most voters, the candidates repeatedly reverted to domestic policy to win support. >> with two weeks until the election, the last debate between u.s. president barack obama and challenger mitt romney is dominating the news cycle. the topic was foreign policy, and viewer polls showed romney struggled to distance himself from the president. >> romney has pretty much to reach hi
Oct 22, 2012 2:30pm PDT
debate between the two presidential candidates in the u.s. elections. >> the incumbent, barack obama, was seen to have gotten the better of his republican rival, mitt romney, in the second debate. that came after mitt romney's feisty performance gave him valuable ground in the first debate. >> let's take a look at what we can expect in their last encounter before the election. >> mitt romney says he wants to make america great again. something he says obama has failed to do. he thinks the u.s. should flex its muscles a little bit more in the middle east. >> i will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on iran, and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. i will restore the permanent and i will work with israel to increase our military assistance and coordination. >> romney says he would not rule out a military attack against iran. his advisers, who include some bush-era foreign-policy hawks, say showing weakness rather than strength is provocative. obama also says he wants to promote u.s. interests around the world. instead of military strength, he believes that can best be achie
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
on track is one of the big e issues in the country's election. it could boost barack obama's chances of winning a second term. the economy grew slightly more in the third quarter of this year. released their preliminary gross domestic product figures for the july to september period. gdp grew at an annualized rate after 2%. economists forecasted growth at 1.9%. the rate in the previous quarter was 1.3% which led to further concerns about the economic outlook. consumers helped lead improvement in the latest quarter. personal consumption accounts for nearly 3/4 of the activity and it grew 2%. housing surged more than 14%. people in business appeared more cautious. their spending is down 1.3% from the previous quarter. exports shrank 1.6%. they were down for the first time since early 2009. >>> here's the three-day world weather forecast. >>> that's all for this hour on "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for joining us.